Delegation is - potentially - one of the most valuable tools any manager has. But so often we witness the curious paradox of an over-burdened manager leading a team of under-used talent. Why does this happen? Is it really that managers don't have the time, or is it the fear of sharing the spotlight?
For some managers, delegation may well be like sex: they get the distinct impression that others are doing it much more than they are. "I'm sorry, Emma, I've got a headache. Perhaps I could delegate something to you some other time…"